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Hi! My grandmother filed out I130 and it was approved January 2006. We recently contacted USCIS to check the status of the petition and it says that the petition "was sent to an off-site storage facility awaiting visa availability. Future inquiries should be directed to the NVC(...)". Can somebody tell me what that means? And what should my grandmother do now? She was told to wait and we heard that you're supposed to wait 8 years and next year it will be 10 years is it normal? Can I check any website to learn what year is being processed now? My grandmother is 74 years old and she's not using internet. The beneficiary is my mother.

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You can check the current Visa Bulletin here: http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/law-and-policy/bulletin.html

You have to know the priority date for your case. You can find that on the i797c or i797 Notice of Action forms.

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Hi! My grandmother filed out I130 and it was approved January 2006. We recently contacted USCIS to check the status of the petition and it says that the petition "was sent to an off-site storage facility awaiting visa availability. Future inquiries should be directed to the NVC(...)". Can somebody tell me what that means? Visas are limited for the married children of US citizens. Far more people than available visas. Currently those with I-130s filed before March 2004 are eligible to apply for visas. Your mother will have to wait for her Priority Date to become current before she is eligible to apply for a visa. And what should my grandmother do now? Nothing since the wait is normal. She was told to wait and we heard that you're supposed to wait 8 years and next year it will be 10 years is it normal? Yes, it's normal. Can I check any website to learn what year is being processed now? Google Visa Bulletin. My grandmother is 74 years old and she's not using internet. The beneficiary is my mother.

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Or you can also call the National Visa Center. Have the USCIS receipt number on-hand because the NVC agent will ask for it. The receipt number is also on the i797c and i797 Notice of Action forms.

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